Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

safely back by His good graces

Well, here I am, back in Lebanon.
Infested wounds are turned to scars through the virtues of fire. Yet the fire of God heals all things, cleanses the width and depth of the human soul, that it may glorify the Author of it's salvation, whose signature and banner above us is love.
Danny,(2Ns) I tried calling you on the last day, no one would pick up. AUB deja-vu hehe. As for making it down to D.C. I was told that it was virtually impossible to make it through the border during the Republican convention, especially since I would have been in New York on that now infamous date of 9/11. Believe me, I was disappointed. Thank you for the kind message. I love you much in the bowels of Christ, as I do also Seth, my dear brother. Seth, I received the package a few hours before departing for the airport. I Will deliver your spiritual fruit soon. If you could remind me of the name and address of the fellow, I will do it ASAP. Thank you also for the CD. I'm listening to it now.

Stay tuned for an update on the situation and spread of the Gospel of our Lord during this trip, for which many had lifted prayers.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Taking to the Skies

It was a GOOD reunion for mother, son and daughter. The Lord blessed us with five full weeks of time together. As Rev.2:17 took to the skies yesterday afternoon, I could not help but praise the Lord for his goodness which enabled his handmaid to see her firstborn child, now a fine young man, on fire for the Lord, and steadfastly walking with Him. A few more days in Europe should be loads of fun for him and friends. And never mind the LOADS of books he is bringing along.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Technical Update

For those who aren't aware of it yet, there is a Forum in the weblog
"Ask about Jesus", which allows all and sundry to post in it.
A direct link to the Forum has been set up in the sidebar.

"Ask about Jesus" itself has been updated in that you can now access all departments (Pen of Iron, Bible Studies, Poetry, Prayer) from that webpage, just as you can from Pen of Iron here. Soon this should be the case also for each of the departments.

Moreover, that little envelope symbol you now see under every post allows you to e-mail that post as an item to anyone you want, instead of hauling them over to the webpage to read it.

Also, pictures will once again appear on the weblogs via the Hello\Picasa software interaction. It turns out it was only this author's computer-ignorance which stood in his own way...

We are still exploring the technical possibilities. Please Lord Jesus bless this work for the glory of Thine name alone.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Here are but a few titles of Jesus found in the Bible, who is God in the flesh Posted by Hello

simply click on the picture to enlarge

Monday, September 13, 2004

It is a question of Final Authority

I write to implore anyone out there that bears the name of Christ, and lives according to His Word the Bible, to read the 2 following books

"Final Authority" by William P.Grady
"The "Errors" in the King James Version" by Peter S.Ruckman

These two constitute much more than a defence of the Authorized Version. Ruckman's style is certainly unpolished, and that's an understatement superlative, but as it is said, facts are stubborn little things.
Grady's book is of considerable spiritual insight, all revolving around the King James Version, and the revelations in those two books are ponderously convicting.
Read if only to consider yourself a well-armed person when it comes to which sword to yield, and there is only one blade that is double-edged.
But again, they do much more by opening one's eyes to the forces at work behind closed doors at undermining the innerant Word of God via many an avenue, whether politico-religious or culturo-religious...or falt out in the open...
To say the truth, I was reluctant to read them, not being a novice as far as the subject, but boy o boy was I unaware of the Nicolaitane doctrines that publishers have been able to push through the "version of the week club."
They are an emphatic must read Especially for those of you who are in positions of leadership.
God bless you

Thursday, September 09, 2004

The FALLS - A Canadian perspective

Niagara Falls is a wondrous sight to see. The Canadian side also known as the "horseshoe", in reference to the shape, as well as the American side which contains what is known as "the bridal veil" are a mighty display of God's wondrous creation. Tons of clear whitewater jump off the cliffs and continue their dance happily hopping down into the Niagara River as they make their way to the great lakes (Huron, Erie, etc) which account for 90% of the world's sweet water reserve. I hope you will all get to see them some day.

Last week end which is labour day weekend in North America, the Lord allowed us to spend it there, and in the meantime allowed us to fellowship and bellyship (eat) with the Najems. Although I am not exactly a Michael Shummacher, the Lord who drives the chariots of fire through the skies had a real presence in getting us safely from Montreal and back. Fifteen accidents, some mortal, were reported that same weekend, 2 of which we saw while heading back.

Back to the Falls. A most memorable moment for us was our walk behind the Falls. This is a tour inside a tunnel dug in the rocks just underneath and behind the Falls. As you stand there peering out from the portals, you are just few feet away from the actual water fall. Thankfully we wore our official "Walk behind the Falls" yellow raincoats which in essence are no other than sophisticated garbage bags with the "Walk behind the Falls" imprinted across the back, which Revelation 2:17 chose to keep.

I was talking about the memorable moment. That moment, as we stood behind the Falls, all I could think of was the Flood. Yes, you are right, Noah's flood. I wondered if it was like that when God opened the floodgates of the heavens, and the gates of the fountains of the deep, as he drowned the old world underneath the torrents of heavy rainfall. We stood there in awe admiring and contemplating God's greatness, and in a way we were transported back into history as we watched God's mighty arm in action. The walk ended, and we had to go back to allow more tourists to take a look. I wondered if people could see God's greatness in the mighty display as we did. We headed back to the village, and soon we were greeted with the human entertainment machines: casinos, gambling slot machines, fear and adventure spots, KingKong was there as well as statues of Frankinstein, and Dracula and other fearful witchcraft omens. I could not help but think sadly to myself;

what a contrast: God creates in beauty, and man immitates in filth. Niagara Falls themselves are so relaxing and awe inspiring, while the city hustles and bustles with people of all ages caught up in the dens of sin. It seems like man had to put his finger there and destroy the serenity and beauty of the place.

Isn't it great to know that our God will restore the serenity, and simplicity of life to the earth soon. Amen. Let it be Lord as the angels proclaimed. Peace on Earth and Good Will to man.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

To Live is Christ

I wrote an essay for the last college class I took, two years ago, which Revelation 2:17 asked me to post here. The assignment was to talk about your "mission in life," so here it is. It remains unchanged, because the God I love and serve remains always the same. May God spare me from trial for trials' sake, and may He grant me the great joy of sharing in the fellowship of His sufferings as well as His resurrection.


I have always been a relatively self-centered person. Most of my life I’ve focused on my own ambitions for success, for prestige and recognition, and for approval from my family and friends. Even my motivation for wanting to “make the world a better place” usually centered on the desire to feel good about myself, and to have others look up to me as noble and exemplary.

But in the last year, the radical, self-sacrificial love of Jesus has seduced me, captivated me, enveloped me, and fundamentally and irreversibly transformed my entire being. The fact that Jesus, “being in very nature God,” willingly sacrificed himself for the sake of all humanity, breaks my heart of all pride and attempts at self-justification and seeking my own glory, and instead frees me to live for the author of life alone, to love others as he loves me, and to give him the life which he first gave me.

“To live is Christ, to die is gain.” These words were penned by the apostle Paul while he was imprisoned for preaching the good news, awaiting a probable execution that he later met. This is a radically positive view of both death and life--that in death we are united with the Lord and Love of our lives, and that in life we live through him, in him and for him. He promised us that “neither death nor life...nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.” Therefore we are free from our fears, free from our own self-interest, free to live for others as Christ lived for us.

I thank God that he has given me a passion for reconciliation between peoples, for peace and understanding to transform groups that once hated and killed each other. I believe that only the radical love of Jesus--who taught us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, and who showed that love for enemies of God like myself by dying on the cross--only this love can truly heal people, can truly bring forgiveness and reconciliation to situations so oppressed by violence and despair. I believe that God has given me ability to understand people, to learn languages, and to have compassion for suffering, all very necessary for this work. But for an upper-middle class American, who has experienced very little suffering in my life, the message that we should forgive those who kill our children or destroy our lives will likely fall on deaf ears. So my hope is that if God wants to use me in this way, he’ll put me through suffering--through imprisonment, hunger, torture, or even death--so that the words I say will have an impact, so that my life and my death will be a vehicle for others to come and know the Love that set me free.

To me, Jesus’ message of good news is one of love conquering fear, of life conquering death. But this was only done through the death of the very One through whom life was created. So if Jesus let himself be put to death and thereby transformed all of creation, I, who am of infinitely lower worth, have no reason to hold back any part of me, no reason to fear giving to him what he already gave me. “Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” I want to lose my life and find new Life in him, “to share in the fellowship of his sufferings,” so that I can be a small part of that beautiful transformation from suffering to joy, from hatred to love, from inescapable death to eternal life.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Danny and news

Danny! I need your e-mail and telephone number! lol

Quick update on the Church here,
which has not ceased to reach the public and individuals with the Gospel of Jesus.
So much ponderously revealing information has been acquired, from prophesy and spiritual insight. I can hardly wait to return to Lebanon and spread the fire.
Marana atha

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